Archive: May 2013 - Howard Dyck

Kunming 2013 – Final Act and Epilogue

  • May 28, 2013

Time moves in strange ways when you're far from home. Tomorrow our 2 month sojourn in Kunming, City of Eternal Spring, draws to a close. We'll be on our way to Beijing for 3 days of sight-seeing and meetings prior to our flight home on June 1. We've done so much, made so much music,  experienced so many unusual things, eaten so many exotic foods, forged so many new friendships that it's hard to believe all this happened in just 2 months. So the weeks have flown by, but at the same time we feel as though we've been away for a year. If my reports have been a bit more intermittent than last year,...

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“May Day! May Day!” Celebration and a hint of SOS

  • May 2, 2013

It's Thursday, May 2, a frenetic 3 day May Day holiday is over, Kunming is finally enjoying some significant rainfall, and I'm sitting in our living room contemplating the events of the past couple of weeks. Oh my, oh my…it's been another round of surprises, most of them delightful, all of them endlessly fascinating. I don't want to rub your noses in it (all you Canadians who are just now finally getting a taste of spring), but the weather's been gorgeous here in Kunming! The bougainvillaea are in their prime right now, and it's hard to resist taking yet another photo! So what have I been...

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